Friday 15 October 2021
He should have been independent of her.
Lourdes Leon calls Madonna a ‘control freak’
As Madonna’s daughter, Lord Lyon sure has the world at his feet, right? Error. In an interview, the 25-year-old revealed how uncomfortable she has been lately at the Met Gala and how her mother has made life difficult for her.
Celebrities have the honor to be invited to the Met Gala in New York. The event, which Vogue President Anna Wintour organizes each year and which features distinguished guests dressed up in fancy dress, is one of the most important parties of all time. Anyone who receives an invitation has reached the top in the world of beauty and the rich.
For the first time, there was also Lord Lyon, the eldest daughter of pop star Madonna. The model has now spoken quite candidly about her Met Gala impressions with Interview. Accordingly, I felt “very uncomfortable” at the party in mid-September.
She was “really grateful” for the invitation, “but she just went crazy,” the 25-year-old recalls. “You’ve been pushed into a room with all these famous people and you’re supposed to talk to them and be their friend even if you don’t know them. That’s nothing to me.” She’s sure it’s fun to be friends with celebrities, “but that’s not me,” she adds.
Even more: because she didn’t know who she was talking to, she was so “embarrassed” that I “called my boyfriend in the middle.” The dinner was “just fine,” however, because she was able to sit next to playwright Jeremy O. Harris and model Irina Shayk, whom he “loves very much.”
“My mom has controlled me all my life.”
Lourdes Leon, who grew out of Madonna’s relationship with her former personal trainer Carlos Leon, offers some insights into her family life. Accordingly, contrary to what one might suspect, she paid her tuition and rent out of her own money. “We don’t get handouts in my family,” explains Leon, who studied music, theater and dance at the University of Michigan.
“Of course I grew up with great privileges. There’s no denying that. But I think my mom saw all those other celebrity kids and said, ‘My kids wouldn’t be like this.’ I also have a feeling that when your parents pay for things, they put you in their hands. She is a control freak and she has controlled me my whole life. I had to be completely independent of her after I graduated from school.”
However, her mother recently gave her very valuable advice, which she is still very concerned about, said Lourdes Leon. When she had a little money after school and wanted to “live a more luxurious life” than she was, Madonna told her, “Remember, this isn’t real. It’s not about the money, or your face, or how sexy you look. It works. It’s about what you give to the world.” And what will you leave behind? This always wakes her up “when I’m too busy with myself,” says the 25-year-old.
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